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+ - SETI@Home tracks stolen laptop, reunites couple

Submitted by yuna49
yuna49 (905461) writes "Thieves recently stole a laptop belonging to the estranged wife of a computer programmer in Minnesota. Luckily the husband had installed SETI@Home on the machine. He saw the computer appear on the SETI site three times in a week and gave the IP address to the authorities. This lead to the recovery of the laptop and a reconciliation between the estranged couple."

Comment: for use with VLIW CPUs? (Score 4, Interesting) 196

by ratherpedestrian (#16318871) Attached to: Making Computer Memory From a Virus
Chemical name of Dahlemense Strain of Tobacco Mosaic Virus is 3rd longest in English language, apparently (not sure I'd want to have a conversation with anyone who thinks this is really a valid English word, but anyway):

        acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylproly lserylglutaminyl-
        phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyl tryptophylalanyl-
        aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparag inylvalylcysteinyl-
        threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminy lphenylalanyl-
        glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginy lthreonylthreonyl-
        glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylser ylglutaminylvalyl-
        tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminyls erylthreonylvalyl-
        arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosy llysylvalyltyrosyl-
        arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartyl prolylleucylisoleucyl-
        threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalan ylaspartylthreonyl-
        arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamy lvalylglutamyl-
        asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonyl threonylalanylglutamyl-
        threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginyl valylaspartylaspartyl-
        alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalan ylasparaginylisoleucyl-
        asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycyl-
        threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylas paraginylthreonyl-
        phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucy lvalyltryptophyl-
        threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine

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